Career Records Recording Studio and Production Team
- Career Records Recording and Production
- GLEA Gear
- Studo Layout
Home Of The Hits
It's no surprise that six of the eight initial Career Records releases were record entirely or in part at God's Little Ear Acre. By default, GLEA has become the Career in-house recording facility. God's Little Ear Acre was established in 1989 as an 8-track analog recording facility. In 1995 the Fostex G-16 was installed. At the end of 1996 GLEA was completely rebuilt, adding more square footage, two isolation booths, and a live echo room. Over the Summer of 2004, GLEA underwent another major upgrade. A new computer and mixing desk were installed. GLEA is now a digital-analog hybrid studio.
Since the late 80's GLEA has been home to Donovan's Brain, but has always operated as a commercial studio hosting a long list of local and international artists including Jason Lytle, The Nomads, The Young Fresh Fellows, Sunset Valley, The Onyas, Richard Booth, Angie Pepper, and Roy Loney.
Writing, playing and recording music are a favorite pastime enjoyed by Deniz Tek and Ron Sanchez. A familiar, stress free environment is key to attaining successful results. A full compliment of instruments and amps mean all one has to bring is the ideas. Spending time in the studio is great fun, but it's more fun when time and money are not an issue. Digital recording also means we can take our music to any of the network of studios around the world we work with. It's not uncommon for contributions to an album to be sent to us in the mail or via the telegraph wire. These non-traditional methods have made it easier for us to work with musicians who have never set foot in Montana. Recording to tape was and still is a wonderful format, but the issues involved in moving between studios was always a concern.
Deniz and Ron are available for outside production projects. GLEA is open to to the public on a limited basis. If you are interested in discussing having one of us record or produce your project you can drop us a line. Production Inquiries
Is It Rolling Bob?
It was decided in the summer of 2004 was time to join the modern world and choose a digital recording system for GLEA. A Mac based DAW using MOTU hardware and Digital Performer software was installed. This choice offers compatibility with several other popular digital systems including ProTools.
A new mixing desk was needed to handle the 32 ins and outs from the computer. The twenty year old, twenty input Tascam desk was not up to the task. A 32 input Soundcraft Ghost was always the first choice. This ultimately meant rewiring the studio and installing a new patchbay.
After three weeks of nonstop construction, the Plaintiffs flew in from Seattle for the first session. The results were stunning despite a few loose end. This shake down cruise was not without a few bugs. Some changes were made and all has been trouble free since. Like any studio, GLEA is constantly evolving with new gear replacing being added to expand our arsenal of tools.
Fostex G-16 (2)
Soundcraft Ghost 32 Input
GLEA has a large selection of microphones. The main condenser vocal mic is an Audio Technica 4033. Besides the standard compliment of Shure SM-57's and SM-58'swe have an interesting collection that includes AKG, Sennheiser, Peavey, and Audio Technica. There are a few odd crystal mics in the cabinet for that special sound.
The Roland Space Echo and the ART 700 are employed as the tape delay to the echo chamber
Drum set: Tama Swingstar
Amplifiers: Marshall 50w, Musicman HD2-10, Tweed Bassman reissue, as well as a curious selection of vintage tube amps.
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Into The Booth
Amps + Tapes
Live Amp Room
Big Amp Room